Blowing the whistle
StreetNet International held a campaigns meeting in cooperation with the United Workers Centre (CUT) Colombia and the General Union of Informal Workers (UGTI) in Bogota, Colombia on 21st May. The meeting agreed to give their full support for the letter sent to FIFA, written by the CUT-Brazil, StreetNet and the Gaspar Garcia Centre for Human Rights, calling on FIFA to respect the rights of street vendors.
International Labour Conference of the ILO - April 2012
StreetNet will be represented at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference of the ILO in Geneva this year by a 4-person delegation who will participate in the Committee on Social Protection Floors for Social Justice and a Fair Equality from 30 May to 8 June 2012. The purpose of the StreetNet delegation will be to contribute to the adoption of a truly inclusive Recommendation with direct input from workers in the street vendors` sector of the informal economy. Click here to read the StreetNet International platform on Social Protection Floors for the Working Poor.
Joburg refuses moratorium on confiscation of Street Traders` stock
In a meeting held last week Friday, Senior Johannesburg Metro Police Officer, who reluctantly gave his name as Isaac Peter Dlepho refused to have a moratorium on confiscation of street traders possessions as requested by SANTRA.
International Workers Day and the Plight of Informal Workers
International Workers’ Day, the First of May, is a celebration of the Global Workers’ Movement. For other work sectors, it is a day for the struggle for rights which have yet to be obtained eg street vendors or self-employed workers live and work under precarious conditions...
EVERY WORKING DAY IS A DAY OF STRUGGLE FOR INFORMAL WORKERS